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It’s the Drug Industry’s Turn to Tremble Before Trump – 01/12/17
Article explains how U.S. taxpayers and patients essentially subsidize the drug industry, yet there is a huge payoff for the system, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how subsidies have also made the U.S. a cradle of biopharmaceutical innovation. “As a country, I don’t think we’re really there yet that we want some of these innovations to not be available to people.”

WTTW - Chicago Tonight

Does Trump’s New Business Plan Satisfy Ethical Concerns? – 01/12/17
Article and video discusses how Donald Trump’s financial stature makes his transition to the presidency, in terms of ethical expectations, an unprecedented one, featuring Professor Sandeep Baliga as a panelist.

Chicago Tribune

Cubs strike long-term deal with Beam Suntory – 01/12/17
Article discusses the Chicago Cubs’ new long term deal with spirits giant Beam Suntory, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on how such marketing deals generally don't boost sales right away but are considered longer-term investments to build and change perceptions about brands.


ABC, ‘Black-ish’ Home, Says Diversity Includes Trump Backers – 01/11/17
Article examines how Channing Dungey, the first African-American to lead entertainment at one of the Big Four television networks, is retooling ABC’s programming lineup to include more shows that appeal to rural America, men and lower-income families, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on how casting a wider net to attract more consumers could be a smart business decision.

The New Yorker

The Trump Era Corporate Boycott – 01/09/17
This article discusses the new challenges companies face today in the Trump political climate. Numerous companies including Pepsi and New Balance have fallen victim to boycotts due to comments that have made about Trump and politics. The article noted that company boycotts have occurred throughout history, however, the boycotts taking place now because of Trump comments are not driven by things relevant to the companies' business practices. The article highlights the work of Professor Brayden King who studied high-profile boycotts between 1990 and 2005 and found that, amongst other findings, "a company's stock price fell, on average, every day that the boycott was in the news."


What Happened to Trump's Oreo Obsession? – 01/06/17
Article discusses how it’s just a matter of time before Mondelez comes back under scrutiny by Trump for sending jobs overseas, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on how Mondelez executives should hope to avoid the glare of Trump’s aggressive Twitter persona.

WTTW - Chicago Tonight

Macy’s, Sears Fight for Survival in Digital Age – 01/05/17
Article examines the recent closings of Sears and Macy’s across the country as both retailers struggle to adapt to the digital-shopping age and interviews Professor Eric Anderson on what the future may hold for these struggling brands. Broadcast clip included

The Huffington Post

Ugh: The Motherhood Penalty Starts Before Women Even Get Pregnant – 01/05/17
Article examines research by Professor Lauren Rivera that shows how some elite firms don’t think women make good employees because of the “motherhood penalty”, which is a belief that a woman would eventually leave the workforce to become a stay-at-home mom.

Poets & Quants

Favorite MBA Professors of 2016 – 01/04/17
Article aggregates the publication’s favorite MBA professors from 2016, highlighting Kellogg Professors Linda Darragh, Derek Rucker and Tim Calkins.

Poets and Quants

In Age Of Trump, B-Schools Brace For Upheaval – 12/29/16
Professor Craig Garthwaite is featured in Poets & Quants on the November election's impact on the ACA landscape.

Chicago Tribune

Malls debate teen policies after rash of Christmas weekend fights – 12/28/16
Article discusses the recent fights that have taken place at local malls and shopping centers across the U.S., quoting Professor Alexander Chernev on how the decision to add teen restrictions on malls can be agonizing for retail management, which views teen consumers as not only important because of their disposable income, but also for their years of spending to come.

The Atlantic

When Women Run Companies – 12/27/16
Article discusses what happens to employees under female leadership and highlights research from Professor David Matsa on how the higher the share of women on corporate boards one year, the more likely the company was to hire women executives in the following year.

Huffington Post

Our Lives Will Soon Transcend the Laws of Physics – 12/26/16
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott discusses how Virtual Reality and complementary technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybernetics will enable experiences far beyond what we think of today as fictions. In a deep sense, they will become experienced as ‘real’. What today might appear as something like immersive video games will in the not too distant future manifest as comprehensive realities.

The New York Times

Brands Start Planning for Unexpected Criticism by Trump – 12/25/16
Article explains that advertising campaigns are being influenced by the critical words of Donald Trump and quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how it is difficult to advise a company to challenge the authority of an incoming administration, whether on social media or in a formal ad campaign.

Chicago Tribune

As McDonald's looks forward, 'Founder' movie shows shadowy view of past – 12/23/16
Article discusses the upcoming release of the movie “The Founder” and quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how the movie echoes recent high-profile biopics in the way it highlights a driven entrepreneur, and the dark side of that drive.

The New York Times

United Way Searches for Its Place in a World of One-Click Giving – 12/23/16
Article discusses how United Way chapters are left scrambling to prove they are addressing the causes that matter most to people in their communities, quoting Professor Megan Kashner on the “identified victim effect,” which posits that many donors prefer to help individuals who are not anonymous.

Crain’s Chicago Business

The 12 best opinion pieces of 2016 – 12/22/16
Professor Craig Garthwaite’s article on EpiPen drug pricing was named one of the top 12 opinion articles published in Crain’s in 2016.


There’s a simple way to safeguard your resume against class bias – 12/22/16
Article examines how as corporate hiring becomes more sophisticated, employers and applicants are getting savvy about resumes and CVs, citing research from Professor Lauren Rivera on how employers pick up clues about the wealth and social class of applicants, and it skews whom they hire.


Trump’s Deals May Unintentionally Damage the US Economy – 12/21/16
Article by Professor Scott Baker discusses his research and highlights a potential cost of political gamesmanship: an increase in political risk and economic policy uncertainty. When companies are uncertain of how they will be treated under government policy — whether because they fear being singled out or because of pressure on a particular industry (such as manufacturing and keeping jobs in the U.S.)— that can undermine a company’s business strategies.

Harvard Business Review

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume – 12/21/16
Article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses her research on how coming from an advantaged social background helps only men when it comes to getting an interview or good job.

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